Can you believe it’s the end of 2013?! Crazy.
Every year at this time, NZ essentially shuts down for a month and the whole country goes on holiday mode. Everyone is extra relaxed and happy … it’s awesome (unless you want a job done. Then it’s frustrating).
While I’m not one for making New Year resolutions, I do get kinda reflective at this time of year. Looking back on the past year and forward to the coming year.
Here is a recap of my favourite posts from 2013:
Batwing top to a skirt. I love the transformation on this one and it was surprisingly easy.
You’ll be surprised by how many people seem to Google this! I hate shopping for jeans though, so I totally get it. Anything to extend the life of a favourite pair.
Refashion Runway was serious fun!
The denim jacket was featured in a UK magazine. Exciting!
I still love this dress and it gets worn a ridiculous amount.
2013 was a whole lotta fun and 2014 should see plenty more sewing and refashioning around here.
I’m also hoping to do more freelance writing once my lad starts school (eek!) mid year, but I may just share with you the articles that are actually relevant here. Yeah, you’re welcome. But if things get quiet around here sometimes, it’s because I’m writing and trying to convince Hubby that this is a legitimate career choice!
May 2014 hold many dreams coming true for you and I hope you stay in touch.
Merry Christmas to you all!
Thank you so much for your beautiful support and encouragement throughout the year. You all sure know how to make a girl feel good and each of your comments really means the world to me!
I sincerely hope 2014 is a beautiful year for you with much joy and exciting adventures ahead. Pursue those dreams!
Katie at Papercut Patterns has released a new range of sewing patterns titled “Constellation”.
Guys, it’s truly jaw-dropping. When I saw the designs, I actually held my breath and then gasped in delight as I browsed each one. Katie is seriously talented. Continue reading
My sister’s flatmate has just had a wardrobe purge. After the other flatmates sifted through the discards for themselves, my sister scooped up the leftovers and sent them my way. Yippee! Continue reading
There are some amazingly talented and creative people out there. But when you throw a bit of entrepreneurialism in the mix, you’ve got a potential powerhouse.
I always get excited talking with these creative/entrepreneurial types. They inspire me. Motivate me. They are doers and not just dreamers.
Hazed magazine is all about profiling and supporting New Zealanders just like this. Until now, this has been an online magazine, but I’m so excited to announce that the first ever print issue is here!
Hazel from Hazel Loves Design is the editor and driving force behind this great mag. She also fits into that creative and entrepreneurial spot perfectly. My mind boggles when I think of all she does while juggling paid employment and being a mum. Um, legendary! Plus she’s down to earth and really lovely to boot.
I believe both the magazine and the editor, Hazel, are destined for great things and I’m so honoured to be among the incredible team of contributors. I can’t wait to see Hazed adorning the shelves in bookstores, but while suppliers are being established, you can also find the mag in the Hazel Loves Design online emporium for NZ$9.95.
Second hand patterns are a cheap way to add to your sewing pattern arsenal. I’ll often dig through for a sleeve design that I like or a certain silhouette. I got lucky with this pattern though and loved the whole look! Continue reading
Don’t you just love a good mail day?
Home Sewn Style bookazine has just been released in the UK and Offsquare is among the pages. Continue reading